Romeoville, IL (October 24, 2020) – A 68-year-old Romeoville man was killed following a collision involving three vehicles near a construction zone on Thursday, October 22.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of IL-53 and Airport Road. Local reports revealed that Stanley R. Buchta of Romeoville was traveling on the highway in a Chevrolet Cruze at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, Buchta was involved in a collision involving a Caterpillar Steam Roller and a Toyota Prius.
Buchta was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics at around 7:04 p.m. that evening. The driver of the Steam Roller, identified as 58-year-old Marcus Magallanes, sustained injuries and was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the deadly collision has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Stanley R. Buchta at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Driving in Illinois can be incredibly dangerous. Each year, car crashes are the leading cause of death for the state’s residents. In 2011, there were 281,788 reported collisions in the state according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. An average of 772 car accidents occurred in Illinois that year. Of those crashes, 835 resulted in fatal injuries, contributing to the deaths of 918 people that year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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